Disappearing Tricks Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century

Auteur: Matthew Solomon
Taal: Engels
Disappearing Tricks
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780252076978
  • januari 2010
  • 200 pagina's
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A truly important and impressive book, the most thoroughly researched and broadly conceived history of the interaction between magicians and cinema that anyone has offered or is likely to offer. --Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity A sharp, sophisticated, and fascinating read. --Magicol Conjuring up an amazing trick of his own with this engaged scholarship, Solomon provides a fresh, fascinating display of theory applied to film history. This is one of the most succinct, scintillating books of the year. Essential. --Choice Students of magic history, film history, the intersection of both, and of Houdini's film career in particular, will all find much to enlarge their insight and understanding of these subjects. --GENII Along with intriguing insights into the early development of film, Disappearing Tricks is a reminder that magic and movies involve playing with perceptions and making the appearance of reality seem malleable. --ExpressMilwaukee.com

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
2010-01-15
Aantal pagina's
200 pagina's
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Auteur
Matthew Solomon
Uitgever
University Of Illinois Press

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9780252076978

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2010-01-15
Subtitel
Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century
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